Religious Liberty and Economic Freedom: Intellectual and Practical Paradoxes
Samuel Gregg , Public Discourse
The role of economic liberty in contributing to human flourishing and the common good remains deeply underappreciated, even by those who are dedicated to religious liberty.
Three in Four in U.S. Still See the Bible as Word of God
Lydia Saad, Gallup
Twenty-eight percent of Americans believe the Bible is the actual word of God and that it should be taken literally. This is somewhat below the 38% to 40% seen in the late 1970s, and near the all-time low of 27% reached in 2001 and 2009.
The Problem of Constructive Protestantism
Dale M. Coulter, First Things
It has been almost eighty years since the publication of H. Richard Niebuhr’s The Kingdom of God in America and we are still talking about what Niebuhr called the problem of constructive Protestantism. This problem lurks behind the recent talk about the future of Protestantism unleashed by Peter Leithart’s initial volley.
The Spiritual Stakes in the Marriage Debate
Daniel Avila, Crisis Magazine
Judges across the country are busy rewriting state marriage laws, overturning democratically adopted measures defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and setting the table possibly for the United States Supreme Court to complete the coup by decreeing the redefinition of marriage in every state.